Our mission is to transform lives and build sustainable communities, with a particular focus on empowering young people. As such, we work on four inter‑connected themes.
Our programmes provide alternative approaches to learning, focusing on personal development and transferable employability skills. They are designed to build confidence and self-esteem, and to foster vital soft skills such as communication and teamwork.
Programmes range from school-based clubs to online business simulation games and intensive pre‑employment courses.
We work with partners and employers to enable young people to develop skills and access opportunities that will lead to sustainable work.
These include employer-led programmes tailored to specific sectors, offering a combination of preparatory learning and on‑the‑job training. We also offer mentoring services, recruitment fairs and support with CV and interview techniques.
Our enterprise programmes give young people and military veterans the chance to explore business management and equip budding entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.
Business mentors support trainees to test their ideas and are on hand throughout the initial launch stages and beyond.
Many programmes focus on preparing young people to enter and flourish in green trades, in sectors ranging from energy to forestry.
In some countries, we also deliver projects that focus explicitly on improving both urban and natural environments, raising awareness of sustainable land practices and championing traditional design and construction skills.
Prince’s Trust International is the international arm of The Prince’s Trust. During 2019/20, this funding helped PTI and its partners to support 5,455 young people in 11 countries including Barbados, Ghana, Greece, India, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Malta, Pakistan and Trinidad & Tobago.
The Prince’s Trust operates 16 youth centers across the UK, where unemployed young people are able to attend training and mentoring sessions. This funding enabled The Prince’s Trust to open its newest youth center in South London in December 2019. The other 15 centers are in cities such as Belfast, Glasgow, Cardiff, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham.
This funding enabled Prince’s Trust International to increase its delivery in Greece, in particular supporting unemployed young people in Athens and Crete with their employability and enterprise skills. PTI supported 300 young people in Greece during 2019/20 and plans to support a further 850 youth during 2020/21.
The Prince’s Trust has established a major partnership with the National Health Service and various social care providers, to support unemployed young people into healthcare jobs. This funding helped The Trust to support 177 young Scots to explore the health and social care sector during 2019/20 and helped hundreds more young people to engage with The Prince’s Trust’s wider youth programs in Glasgow.
The Prince’s Trust supports thousands of young people per year in the South of England. This funding has enabled The Trust to support hundreds of young people in cities such as Southampton and Portsmouth, by helping them to develop their confi dence, employability and enterprise skills.
The Prince’s Trust engages young people through the arts, including photography, theatre, fashion, fi lm and music. The medium of the arts often also has a therapeutic benefi t in helping some of the most vulnerable young people we work with to address challenges in their lives more comfortably with our youth workers. This funding helped The Trust to support 200 young people through a series of arts-based activities in the UK.
Started in 2018 and presented annually at The Prince’s Trust Awards, The Prince’s Trust Global Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of young people and communities on Prince’s Trust Programmes around the world.
2019 Global Award Winner, TeamPrince’s Trust International
Former gang member Ahmad has turned his life around. He is now a respected local tour guide and volunteer youth leader.
2019 Global Award Winner, Get IntoPrince’s Trust International
The Get Into programme enabled Nilam to find a secure job with a monthly wage, helping her younger siblings stay in school.
2020 Global Award Winner, TeamPrince’s Trust International
Akeme once flirted with a life of crime. Now he has his own catering company and is saving up to buy a food truck.
2021 Prince’s Trust Group Award Winner, Operation Entrepreneur Prince’s Trust Canada
After sustaining an injury that forced her to retire from service, Veteran Kristin joined the ‘Operation Entrepreneur’ programme and started her plant business.
Ekalele Susan, Kenya
2021 Global Award Winner, Enterprise Challenge Prince’s Trust International
When Ekalele Susan’s parents’ jobs disappeared due to Covid-19, she stepped up to support her family – despite still being at school.
2021 Young Achiever of the Year, Get Into The Prince’s Trust
Thomas was homeless and mixing with the wrong crowd. He joined the Get Into NHS Hospital Services programme, gaining full‑time employment.
The Trust was founded on the vision that every young person should have the chance to succeed – a vision that remains unchanged today.
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